CLOSE TO PARADISE by Stephanie Smith

The shit stains in the
toilet look like the
Hawaiian Islands

Cleaning that sucker
later on, you realize
that’s the closest you’ll
probably ever
come to paradise

3 comments:

richard said...

Oh, Stephanie. Paradise is one subject that's never come up when I'm cleaning toilets. It's sad to think that's as close as a person gets to paradise. You have an interesting sense of humor.

Stephanie Smith said...

Haha. I'm actually out of my element when it comes to humor. But thank you.

Old 333 said...

If you leave them long enough, they grow long fibrils like waving kelp. Lovely, really. + thanks for the poem!

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